November 7, 2011

Visiting The Beekman 1802 Farm

You may recall Dr. Brent Ridge, a physician who is the former Vice President of Healthy Living for MSLO.  Brent has made several appearances on my television show, discussing health issues.  In 2007, he and his partner, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, a New York Times best-selling author, bought the Beekman 1802 farm and Brent left his post to live at the farm fulltime.  The property is nestled in the charming town of Sharon Springs, New York, two hundred miles north of New York City.  Brent and Josh keep about eighty goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens, and even a llama.  Brent uses the milk from these goats to make natural soaps and cheese.  He also has a charming shop in town where he sells those and other products.  The transition from city to farm life caught the attention of Planet Green, who created the fun reality show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys. We paid a visit to the farm recently to congratulate Brent and Josh on their brand new book called The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, which features favorite family recipes.  Enjoy this little tour of the farm!

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